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2011-02-09 08:39:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Barneys New York announces the launch of The Window, an editorial site infused with luxury, wit, and style that will live on Barneys.com. The Window gives the viewer a unique and expertly cultivated view into the worlds of luxury, culture, beauty and the people behind the most celebrated design houses, through interactive features and exclusive content. Found at barneys.com/thewindow, it features original material including news items, designer...

2010-11-17 09:32:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pleated, pierced and crimped together just so, here comes the planet's newest diva: Miss Illy, famed Barneys New York creative director Simon Doonan's singular vision in illy espresso tins and foil, debuted November 16 in the Barneys New York holiday windows. Fresh and full-bodied as the primo Arabica she once so lovingly nurtured (her parts all fashionably recycled), Ms. Illy is the can't-miss vixen centerpiece of the iconic retailer's Madison...

2010-10-21 08:46:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Barneys New York (Barneys), a luxury specialty retailer, announced today its upcoming national holiday campaign "Have a Foodie Holiday," Barneys' celebration of foodie culture. Barneys, in partnership with Food Network, Cooking Channel, and illycaffe, will kick off the holiday season with the unveiling of the Madison Avenue flagship's windows on Tuesday, November 16th. Inspired by the passion and creativity of foodie culture, the displays at the Madison...

2010-05-05 07:00:00

NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the summer of "the underdog" as the BBC hit comedy series "Beautiful People" premieres its second season Saturday, June 12 at 10/9c on Logo. The six episode, half-hour comedy series, based on the memoirs of style guru Simon Doonan's childhood, shows that the path to fabulous never did run smooth, especially if you have one very quirky and dysfunctional family. "Beautiful People" premieres Saturday, June 12 at 10/9c. From the producer of "Absolutely...

2010-04-12 07:00:00

NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Logo, the entertainment network for gays, lesbians, their families and friends kicks off summer with the U.S. series premiere of "The Jaquie Brown Diaries" and the return of Logo's original series "Jeffery and Cole Casserole" and BBC hit comedy series "Beautiful People." Logo is set for the U.S. Premiere of "The Jaquie Brown Diaries," a Bridget Jones-meets-Kathy Griffin comedy about a self-absorbed television reporter who will do anything to keep her...

2009-07-22 14:57:03

New York clothing store Barneys has removed a controversial display that appeared to depict blood-splattered mannequins fending off invisible attackers. The window display, which was located in a vestibule along E. 61st St., was ordered taken down Tuesday by Simon Doonan, creative director of Barneys, Doonan told the New York Daily News. We encourage our display people to be creative. We give them a lot of latitude, but this clearly crossed the line, he said. It's as if someone saw a bad...

2009-06-15 04:00:00

LEXINGTON, Mass., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Keds, the all-American footwear brand, today announced the launch of a unique designer collaboration with Barneys New York and Loomstate, a design house dedicated to utilizing organic cotton in its products, that will result in an innovative "green" designer collection, Keds(R) by Loomstate, exclusively available at select Barneys New York stores nationwide and on www.barneys.com beginning this June. (Photo:...

2008-09-22 00:00:21

By James Rampton The best-selling memoirs of flamboyant window-dresser and New York socialite Simon Doonan have been turned into a BBC2 sitcom. Fabulous, says James Rampton Thirteen-year-old Simon, the central character in Beautiful People, a new BBC2 comedy series, is a delicate flower struggling to blossom in what he sees as the cultural desert of Reading, circa 1997. Incapable of opening a fridge door without breaking into a show tune, he is appalled by the vulgarity and ordinariness...


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